Remember the Weebles toys? They were a favorite of mine as a child. When a box came filled with them for my kids, my husband took one look and said, “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.” Either these toys are a classic, or they had a killer ad campaign in the early 80’s.
(I think it’s both).
My kids were pretty excited to open the Weebles toys when they came for review, but I had a couple bigger questions in mind:
1) How would these toys fare 15 minutes out of the box?
2) How would the Weebles hold the attention of several different age groups?
For full disclosure, I am constantly on the lookout for toys that can engage all my kids at once, and for toys that don’t lose my kids interest after the first unwrapping on Christmas morning. I have four kids, aged 5,4,4, and 1. My hypothesis was that my youngest daughter would go nuts for the Weebles, but I thought my kindergartner, who typically plays with Transformers and the like, would give them a cool reception.
I WAS WRONG.
As you can see in the video, my kids were engaged right out of the box. My only confession is that I had to stop filming several times because they started to fight over who was sitting closest. It is rare to find an activity that all my kids like doing together, and I was pleasantly surprised to find they could all play at the same time.
After the younger kids went down for a nap, my oldest two continued playing. The Weebles are now the hot ticket in the playroom. I would definitely recommend them as Christmas toys this year. They will give parents a bit of nostalgia, and better yet – they will keep the kids entertained for a very long time.
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